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U.S. Rep. Roe visits: Jobs, state of country are top issues

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 @ 7:18PM

NEWPORT—Jobs and the direction of the country are the biggest concerns First District U.S. Rep. Phil Roe says that he is hearing from constituents. During a visit to The Newport Plain Talk last Thursday, Roe said, “People are worried about jobs and the direction of the country…the erosion of values….

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Baileyton Bluegrass Jam Raises Funds For Wounded Warriors

Bluegrass music mingled with sizzling temperatures and steady breezes at a fundraiser festival held in a modern RV park in...

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

US Rep. Phil Roe speaks at Sevier gun rally

SEVIERVILLE — The crowd of about 75 to 100 people who gathered Saturday around the Sevier County Courthouse in support...


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Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 @ 6:27AM


As a physician with more than 30 years of experience, taking care of patients has been my life’s work. I am not a career politician, and I know firsthand that our health care system needs work. I also know that Obamacare was not the way to address the issues in…

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Congressman Phil Roe announces bid for re-election

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 @ 7:44PM

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe officially kicked off his re-election campaign Wednesday. He made the announcement before a crowd gathered at the Johnson City City Hall....